This selection of seasonal infusions are a great way to sample some Homegrown tisanes and balance the high Kapha energy of winter. Marked by an overabundance of the earth dosha, winter brings a shift from cool and dry to cold and damp., It's the time of year we New Englanders hunker down and nest, often increasing lethargy, weight gain, issues related to congestion, and depression. These slow moving signs of imbalance are best healed with foods and herbs that warm, invigorate and nourish. Homegrown's Winter Steeps were crafted to help you embrace the solstice with wellness on your side - enjoy in good health!
Available in four 5-cup boxes or loose in beautiful 1oz tins is the following selection of Seasonal Steeps for Winter 2017:
Simple Winter Tonic - An immune boosting and nourishing blend for the season of echinacea, elder flowers, lemongrass, ginger and ginseng
Taste: Earthy, sweet and spicy
Energy: =VPK, balanced, nourishing and tonic
Brewing Tips: Pour boiling water over herb and steep covered 5 minutes or more.
Winter Root Elixir - A hearty and invigorating concoction of sassafrass, roasted dandelion, marsh mallow, sarsaparilla, chicory, ginger and turmeric.
Taste: Earthy, mildly bitter, spicy and sweet
Energy: -VPK, stimulant, carminative, grounding
Brewing Tips: Pour boiling water over herb and steep covered 5 minutes or more. This blend loves to be re-infused several times.
Snowflake Kiss - Organic Pai Mudan white tea, cardamom, jasmine, star anise, pennyroyal, and myrhh.
Taste: Sweet, floral and astringent
Energy: +V=PK, astringent, stimulant, carminative, mildly diuretic
Brewing Tips: Pour boiling water over herbs and steep 3-5 minutes. Sweeten if desired.Peppermint Patty Chai - A decadent alternative to your hot cocoa of organic peppermint, roasted cacao, coconut powder, sweet ceylon cinnamon and vanilla bean.
Taste: Sweet and spicy
Energy: =VPK, grounding, carminative.
Brewing Tips: Best prepared like chai - bring chai blend to a gentle simmer with 8 oz water and a splash of coconut milk. Sweeten to taste.